Funding Opportunity

Seed commissions for underrepresented theatremakers

These commissions, supported by funding from the Paul Hamlyn Foundation, recognise that artists from the Global Majority, Deaf and disabled artists, and artists from working-class backgrounds are underrepresented in contemporary theatre – and addresses this underrepresentation.

What we’re looking for:

- New work: new ideas, or projects still at the early work-in-progress stage

- Work that reflects CPT’s focus on current social, political or cultural concerns

- Bold, unconventional and innovative work, that takes the artform in new directions

- Devised, self-made and/or solo work

Please bear in mind, we are unlikely to consider 'plays' as traditionally understood, 'new writing', formally conventional work, straight monologues, or any work made according to the usual writer-director-actor hierarchies.

What we’re offering:

- £1000 seed commission

- One week’s R&D space in spring (May/June) or summer (July-Sept) 2023

- A performance at a CPT scratch night between June and October 2023

- Dedicated producing support from CPT’s in-house producer

- Connection to a network of commissioned artists

- Mentoring from CPT team; marketing support in advance of public performances; technical support; support with access needs where required

- Ongoing development opportunities. CPT hopes seed commissions will lead to longer-term relationships with artists, and has funds allocated to support this. We will do what we can to offer projects further support.

Check out the weblink for full information and please don't hesitate to get in touch with us if you have questions. We're looking forward to seeing your application!